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unbug

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Dev.to's notification is really annoying

We'll read posts from my timeline, this is how twitter tells us to, and we already used to it. So, please stop to notify me "xxx has made a new post", or please design a switcher to turn it off.

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rhymes

Hi unbug, there's a difference between Twitter and how DEV works.

In Twitter you obviously don't get a notification from every post because you only see posts (and likes and retweets) from people that you chose to follow in the first place.

In DEV you have 5 types of timelines: the feed, the weekly-monthly-yearly-infinity and the latest with all the posts. This means that if you follow 10 people you still see content from everybody. When you follow a person DEV sends you notifications from that person's new posts exactly because you decided to follow them.

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unbug • Edited on

I rather read my friend's post from a new timeline called "Friends timeline". Too many notifications make me want to ignore my real notification. Now I have to scroll down to read your comment. I totally believe the BELL is useless. I even want to make a Chrome plugin to remove it from the page.

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rhymes • Edited on

You can open a feature request, explaining why you think notifications should be disabled or at least have a configuration that allows users to disable it for their own account: github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to/...

This should help, both you and the team

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